Daily Devotion Friday, 02 June 2017
Born as a son of God
An adopted son or daughter in the Father's house is entitled to the wealth that belongs to the Father. This is the inheritance of the divine nature. The adopted son receives the Holy Spirit, whom the Father sends to dwell within them. They begin to experience the washing of regeneration and renewing of their natural identity by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit also further energises the spirit of faith that they have received from the word of Christ so that their spirit rejoices in the hope of sonship. This is part of the ongoing cry of 'Abba! Father!' by a spirit of adoption.
Having received the Holy Spirit, the new believer is able to confess Christ as Lord. This is essential, because Christ will not direct us to the Father to be born again of His life until we have accepted Him as the Lord of our lives. It is Christ who gives a person the right to become a son of God. Those who receive the word of Christ are directed to go to the Father to be born a second time. The Father then births them from above by the incorruptible word of God. Their regenerated natural identity (or human spirit) is reborn and made spiritual. Through this birthing process, God the Father has now become the Father of their spirit.
The Father sends forth the Spirit of the Son to dwell within their heart. The Spirit of the Son confesses within them that God is the Father of their spirit. As the apostle Paul explained, 'Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"' When this happens, they have been born of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit also enables a son of God to confess that God is their Father by continuing to bear witness with their spirit that they are a son of God.
|Joh 14:16 Tit 3:5 1Co 12:3 Joh 1:12 Gal 4:6 Rom 8:9|
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